College News

This is our life’s work—and we’re working to share our life’s next chapter with you. Temple College of Liberal Arts students, alumni and faculty are forging new paths every day in dozens of exciting disciplines, and we want you to know about them! Read about their discoveries, accomplishments and events here and please contact us if you have a story you think we should tell. From Africology to Criminal Justice, from Psychology to Spanish, the College teaches its students how to see the world from new perspectives and make a meaningful impact in their chosen field. Follow their adventures here and see where their journeys lead them next.

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Dealing with family issues and an 80-hour workweek put Shane Flanagan on the verge of failing out of school. But after a two-year leave of absence, he came back stronger than ever, got his degree and continued on to law school.

Greek and Roman Classics

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The recently established Sharyn R. and Eric S. Schlesinger Pathways to Professions Scholarship will give one Psychology or other social sciences student each summer a $2,000 stipend to undertake what would otherwise be an unpaid internship.


photo of alumna Ronnyjane Goldsmith

Ronnyjane Goldsmith, CLA ‘68, ‘70, ‘81, struggled to afford the necessities as a Temple University undergraduate. Today, her 57 Cent Fund is helping students avoid those struggles, while her SIG Scholarship assists students facing another shared struggle with her.

When the CLA Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 (finally) prepare to walk across the stage in their regalia during Commencement, they’ll be treated to a performance by English and Classics double major David Jones. Here, Jones shares the message behind his Commencement poem.

English, Greek and Roman Classics

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Defending dissertations over Zoom, canceled fieldwork and virtual research couldn’t hold back CLA’s Class of 2021 graduate students from achieving greatness. The college is excited to share the accomplishments, plans and memories of some of our graduating doctoral and master’s degree students.